Graduate Symposium

The 2016 IFIPTM Graduate Symposium on Trust and Trust Management carries on a series of successful Summer Schools in Denmark, India and Spain and the Graduate Symposium in Singapore. The aim of the 2016 two day Symposium is to provide graduate students at any stages of their graduate career a view of the research, open issues, and state of the art in the field of Computational Trust and Trust Management. The Symposium features lectures by experts in the field, exploring the theory, philosophy and practice of Trust and Trust Management and its application to society and science. There will be ample opportunity to network with presenters and other students, and the Symposium continues into the IFIPTM conference, part of the Darmstadt Security&Privacy week. There will be an opportunity to prepare work based on the Symposium for submission to the Journal of Trust Management (, and a special conference session is planned for work to be presented.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Due: May 31, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: June 02, 2016

Submission Instruction 

To apply for the symposium, please send a one paragraph overview of your work related to trust, computational or ‘actual’), and a short (one more paragraph) justification of why trust is important to the work you do as a graduate student, to the symposium organizers ( and

List of Invited Speakers

  • Prof. Max Mühlhäuser, TU Darmstadt Germany – Presentation Slides (download)
  • Prof. Stephen Marsh, UOIT, Canada
  • Prof. Christian Jensen, Technical University Denmark –  Presentation Slides (download)
  • Dr. Davide Ceolin, Vrije Universitei  Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Dr. Carmen Fernandez-Gago, University of Malaga, Spain –  Presentation Slides (download)
  • Dr. Sheikh M. Habib, TU Darmstadt,  Germany
  • Natasha Dwyer, Victoria University, Australia – Presentation Slides (download)

Graduate Student Participants

  • Saghar Behrooz, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Business and IT, Canada
  • Etienne Cartolano, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil – Research Abstract (download), Presentation Slides (download)
  • Jordan Hall, University of Derby, United KingdomJohannes Saenger, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • Markus Uhlmann, Universität Kassel, Germany
  • Nikolaos Alexopoulos, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Marc Sel, Information Security Group, Royal Holloway University of London – Presentation Slides (download)